City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Become An Electrical Apprentice

  Now Hiring

The City of Springfield has announced it is actively recruiting for its Electrical Apprentice program through City Water, Light & Power. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 11:00p.m. (CST).

Interested candidates are encouraged to download the information packet and apply online through the City's website. Candidates will declare what positions they are interested in applying for at the time of the first interview. The use of public computers are available at the City of Springfield’s Office of Human Resources located at 300 S. 7th Street, Room 309 and also at Lincoln Library. The cost is $30.00 to take the written exam and will be paid on the candidates test date at the test site.


  • Age 17 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Unrestricted 20/20 eyesight (vision correctable to 20/20 accepted) with no color blindness
  • Valid driver’s license at time of background investigation; must be able to obtain an Illinois commercial driver’s license if required by the functional area

  Apprentice Opportunities

   Attend an Information Session

Applicants are encouraged to attend one information session offered by the city and the Joint Apprentice and Training Committee (JATC).

    Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. (check-in starts at 8:15 a.m.)
    I.B.E.W. Hall
    3150 Wide Track Drive
    Springfield, IL
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. (check-in starts at 4:45 p.m.)
    I.B.E.W. Hall
    3150 Wide Track Drive
    Springfield, IL
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (check-in starts at 4:45 p.m.)
    I.B.E.W. Hall
    3150 Wide Track Drive
    Springfield, IL

To sign-up for the session, email or call 217.789.2446 with the attendee’s name.


  • 1st Year....................... $18.07 per hour
  • 2nd Year..................... $22.59 per hour
  • 3rd Year...................... $29.37 per hour
  • 4th Year...................... $33.89 per hour
  • 1st Year Journeyman.... $40.66 per hour
  • Journeyman................. $45.18 per hour
* Subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining.


  • Vacation, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Overtime Pay, Personal Days
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Safety Equipment and Inclement Weather Clothing


    1. Employment application – all applicants must submit a City of Springfield Employment application
    2. Orientation (optional)
    3. Oral interviews
    4. Written exam
    5. Mandatory climbing orientation (for Lineman/Substation candidates only)
    6. Background investigation
    7. Medical exam, drug screening and functional capacity evaluation

  Standards of Apprenticeship